KASC Music Education Institute
July 5-22, 2022

Planning for IN-PERSON/HYBRID courses! Registration OPEN NOW!

Although we are still in a pandemic, we are committed to finding a safe way to continue our Music Education Institute! We are planning to have 3 full summer levels IN-PERSON/HYBRID taught by our Hungarian and American faculty. We will adhere to all official Covid-19 protocols during the courses. More details will be available soon.


 Join us this summer to improve your teaching in a fun, friendly, and rigorous environment. Whether you are a brand new music teacher, have years of experience, or are somewhere in between, these courses will help you develop the tools and skills you need to become a better music teacher and musician. Our courses can prepare you for teaching music to Kindergarten through 8th grade and beyond!

Components of Courses


What: The nationally endorsed Certification Program provided by the Kodály Association of Southern California (KASC) includes three levels of Kodály Music Education courses. Each level is three weeks for the pre-certification core courses of Pedagogy, Musicianship, and Choral Experience. Choral Experience consists of Choral Ensemble, with performance of repertoire for adult singers, and Choral Conducting, including basic to advanced conducting techniques for all levels of choir. Folk Song Research complements the core courses with analysis of folk song materials from many cultures (not offered in summer 2022). These four components interact, overlap, and enhance one another in the Kodály Approach curriculum. Completion of levels and a nationally endorsed Kodály Certificate can be achieved in three summers plus academic year offerings, or four summers. All coursework must be satisfactorily completed for Certification. Full Kodály certification includes completion of three levels of Core and Folk Song courses.


For more information on individual courses, see our Course Information.

When: Classes meet July 5 to July 22, Monday-Friday, from 8:30am-5:00pm, with a culminating concert on July 22nd.

Where: Azusa Pacific University, 901 E Alosta Ave, Azusa, CA 91702, USA


VIRTUAL AUDIT OF KODÁLY PEDAGOGY COURSES Join the Kodály Pedagogy courses as a non-certificate auditor online via Zoom. You will have access online to 45 hours of the KASC Pedagogy curriculum, Levels I, II or III, and course instructor materials. Required books for Pedagogy courses are available online. You may opt to complete homework and teaching assignments, or to observe the activities as an auditor. Tuition: $ 300 [Note: The virtual audit does not constitute a certificate course or level; $150 of the virtual audit tuition would be applied to a future in-person Pedagogy certificate course. ] Register online under the VIRTUAL AUDIT category and indicate the Pedagogy Level.


NOTE: You must attend live on Zoom during the course hours daily for the 3 week course, Pacific Time. There will be no recording available after the completion of the course. Because of the unpredictable nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee perfect audio/visuals.

Be our guest! Can’t decide if Levels courses are for you? Visit classes on July 5 as our guest! Call or email KASC Coordinator, Kathy Hickey, if you're interested in visiting (kathy_hickey@redlands.edu)


LAUSD Salary Point Credit available to LAUSD teachers.


Required Texts: Purchase ONLINE or at courses. Approximate costs: Level I - $200, Level II -$250, Level III -$100, Choral $20. BRING your text books from previous levels.


All course materials will be available for purchase at the classes. You may order materials online at various sources. Note: Level II and III courses have some instructor-provided required materials that will be available in class.


KASC scholarships available for current OAKE members, subject to Scholarship Fund balance. Application online here; deadline: 5/20/2022.


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: JUNE 25, 2022. Certification courses are three weeks per level, Monday through Friday. Courses are not prorated. Payment plans available. Call or email KASC Coordinator, Kathy Hickey, for details on alternate payment plan (kathy_hickey@redlands.edu)


Pre-certification Course Fees:

Level I core: $1,000

Level II core: $1,000

Level III core: $1,000

Making Music for Children: $350 [July 5-8, 8:30 am-12 noon]

Kodály for Choirs: $400 [July 5-22, 3-5 pm, Concert Finale]

Refresher course (audit): $125 (not prorated)


Payments accepted online via credit/debit card.

If you prefer to pay by check, send the full amount (along with an email address) to:

KASC Coordinator, 38600 Pine Drive, Cherry Valley, CA 92223.

You will receive a coupon code via email to register online once payment is received. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED regardless of payment method.


If you have further questions, please contact Kathy Hickey at: 951-454-8205; kathy_hickey@redlands.edu; kascmail@gmail.com